RALEIGH — A three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has issued a temporary injunction against North Carolina’s “voter ID” law, claiming it would prevent minorities from having fair access to polls, according to a ruling issued Feb. 18.

BOONE — Renovations currently underway to Appalachian State University’s 52-year-old Sanford Hall are expected to be partially completed by December this year, according to Director of Planning, Design and Construction Jeff Pierce.

The following information is courtesy of the Boone Police Department. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Anna Evans Beasley, 102, of Boone, N.C., passed away February …

Julian C. Hunsucker, 88, of Boone, N.C., passed away February …

The Honorable Robert 'Bob' Jordan died peacefully at home, ove…

A High Country program that has been serving students with learning challenges for more than four decades is in need of assistance, and you may be able to help.

North Carolina’s unemployment rate averaged 3.9 percent during 2019. For economists, that rate signifies “full employment” (the nation is at full employment, too, and our state’s rate is not significantly different from the nation’s).

I have been teaching economics since 1967 — 40 years of it at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. During that interval, economic reality has not changed. Just as Galileo’s law about the independent influence of gravity on falling objects has not changed, neither have the fundamental prin…